This week's news gives us information on casting for two future projects, both anticipated in their own way. We also have some more news and viral marketing from the biggest film of the year which is released next weekend.
Anthony Hopkins to play Methuselah in Darren Aronofsky's Noah
The first bit of casting news comes from a project that has been in the pipeline for quite some time. Many have been linked with the title role, which is obviously the story of Noah and his ark, but now we have a great piece of casting in that Anthony Hopkins has landed the role of Methuselah. Now not really knowing the full story of Noah I'm not so sure what this role entails but most films starring Hopkins do turn out great. More on this film to come in the next year.
P.S Russell Crowe is to play Noah!
Philip Seymour Hoffman officially joins The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Another piece of casting news is that Philip Seymour Hoffman has joined the sequel to The Hunger Games. He is to play Plutarch Heavensbee who is the new game maker after the disappearance of the former one. This news has been rumoured for quite some time but has now officially been confirmed. This is another great piece of casting news and definitely makes The Hunger Games a more serious franchise now that it is attracting a star of his calibre.
The Dark Knight Rises soundtrack
Movie news isn't quite the same without something to do with the most anticipated movie of 2012. The soundtrack for the film has been released in its entirety online, perhaps check out Empire or Total Film to listen, and it is brilliant. Hans Zimmer never fails to send you through the emotions whilst listening to his scores and this is no different. I began to listen but had to stop due to sheer excitement and also the worry of guessing what I think might be happening at this time in the film. Search the web and I'm sure you can find it to listen to.